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Parkinson’s Protein Levels Stable over Year in Early Disease

Monday, 16 October 2017

Today researchers from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) — a landmark study to find measures of Parkinson’s disease sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) — published the first results looking at protein levels in spinal fluid in…

Joel runs a marathon for Parkinson's

Our Hero Runs a Marathon for Parkinson’s

Friday, 6 October 2017

Our hero this week is Joel who took on the Marathon in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.   As a teenager, he saw the impact that Parkinson’s had on his Grandmother’s daily living and identity.  Joel believes it’s important to…

Greater Collective Leadership Challenge for Parkinson's

Are you Looking for a Leadership Challenge?

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Shake It Up has partnered with The Greater Collective as the chosen charity for an experiential leadership course commencing in February 2018. We have a real business challenge that we have submitted to The Greater Collective that we need your…

Grand Rapid Challenges in Parkinson's Scientific Event

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease Scientific Symposium

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Leading Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world have gathered at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) in Grand Rapids this week for Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, a scientific event highlighting the latest breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research and treatment. The theme…

Buon Ricordo to host Fundraising Dinner for Parkinson's Research

Buon Ricordo Fundraising Dinner for Parkinson’s

Friday, 22 September 2017

  *********Unfortunately due to overwhelming demand, this event has SOLD OUT*******   Join Armando Percuoco and Paolo Totaro and celebrate Neapolitan food and friendship at an intimate dinner at Buon Ricordo restaurant.  100% of ticket sales will be donated Shake…

McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson's

Our Heroes the McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Our heroes this week are the McAllister family who rallied behind their Father Bruce McAllister who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s just over two weeks ago. They wasted no time getting involved and turned their Dad’s diagnosis into doing something positive…

17 New Genetic Variants Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A little more than 20 years ago, we thought Parkinson’s had no genetic connection. Today scientists have a growing list of genetic variants and mutations linked to the disease. While we’ve learned a lot in two decades, we know there…

Living alone with parkinson's

7 Tips for Living Alone with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

After a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, adjustments and renovations both small and large can help make your home more comfortable — and safer — for yourself or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, especially if gait, balance and fatigue symptoms are…

Parkinson's research

Gene Therapy to Enhance Levodopa Response Progressing in Clinical Trials

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Voyager Therapeutics today announced positive interim results from an ongoing Phase Ib, open-label trial testing a gene therapy that helps the brain make dopamine from levodopa, the gold standard treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms. After a one-time surgical procedure to deliver therapy directly…

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Could an Asthma Drug Be the Way to Prevent Parkinson’s?

Sunday, 3 September 2017

An asthma medication may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, finds a new study from Harvard researchers. With early funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, scientists looked for drugs that would lower expression of the alpha-synuclein gene. Researchers believe these drugs could…